Gun control amendment to oversight bill fails

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Reintroduced by Rep. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungHouse to vote on resolution condemning Trump's Syria pullback Federal aid is reaching storm-damaged communities too late Senators pressure Trump to help end humanitarian crisis in Kashmir MORE (R-Ind.) in January, the REINS Act would force a congressional review of all major regulations that have an impact on the economy of $100 million or more.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE (R-Va.) said congressional oversight is necessary, even in the case of well-intentioned gun safety measures. He expressed concern that agencies could try to curtail Second Amendment protections.

A system in which bureaucrats impose rules on citizens is not what the framers of the Constitution would have wanted, Goodlatte said.